stupi question???

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by roch, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. roch

    roch Member

    Has anyone besides me put lead weights in a couple of their train cars? Someone told me to do this when I bought my first set up to keep the trains from tipping off the track. All it did for me is slow everything down and come to a complete halt on any incline. wall1

  2. MidnightRR

    MidnightRR Member

    Adding weight is not the right solution to a derailing problem, in most cases.

    What kind of cars? Where do they derail? All the time?

    Some details will help solve the problem.
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks for the NMRA link rogerw, that's what I was looking for.

  5. roch

    roch Member

    They do not derail. Some one just told me that when I bought my train set.

  6. ozzman

    ozzman New Member

    Adding weights to locos can help with track adhesion and control slipping, especially when starting or going up grades.
  7. roch

    roch Member

    Ok I figured it would mess up my loco and I can not afford a new one.
  8. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    As with most things in life, there is too much, just right and not enough weight. Hence the NMRA recommended practices.
  9. MidnightRR

    MidnightRR Member

    "Someone" didn't really give you good advice.

    If the cars aren't derailing, then remember: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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